Re: WHY WOULD YOU WANT YOUR APPLICATIONS TO LOAD SLOWER? Since you mentioned the title, notice it says "Prefetch is Supposed to Be Super Important for Performance, Right?". May be prefetch is "super" important to you but personally I don't care about 10, 20, 30 seconds of extra load time. I care more about my CPU's and my video-card's performance. No where did I ever mention about disabling prefetch manually. My point is that there are those who like to tweak their systems for valid / invalid reasons and it is their choice. For example, I can run myriads of security applications just to feel "safer" when using my PC. I probably do not need all these applications and they will likely slow down my applications' load times by seconds too. Others can ask why I slow down my PC by doing so. How many folks run multiple layers of security applications here? Do they all need to prove that every single security application is really needed, useful, efficient, etc.? Are they making their machines SLOWER too? It is just a preference thing.